Friday, August 29, 2008

What's going on?

There's definitely something going it me? or my computer? ...WHAT?
Somehow I've (or someone else?) managed to erase all my bookmarks!!
And I wasn't trying to empathize with Stacey either.

You gotta understand I probably had in excess of a hundred (my son would say more) bookmarks, all marked and categorized for future reference...
..sites with fabulous recipes,
home reno pages,
wonderful sites I go to for encouragement and uplifting, friends blogs,

gardening sites...Oh I'll miss that one!!...and the list goes on.
Some days I get so frustrated that I don't know more about these
"metal boxes".
Honestly, I know I'd know if a prompt came up
and said,
"Are you sure you want to delete all your bookmarks?"
Anyone else experience this?...maybe there's some sinister internal
program on this
computer that says....'let's hide all the bookmarks
once they look too organized'

Well, there's no time now to try to fix I guess I'll be starting from scratch.

Oh, and there's one more thing...why is it when I think I've got a
post ready and then go to post's all re-spaced?
Can anyone tell me how to fix the margins
so that the way the post looks whilst I'm typing is the way
it actually comes out in the end??

In the meantime....we are painting....wish me luck!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

17 Already!??

Where has the time gone?

How did we get from here...
(being the little guy with the guitar)

to here...
(being a hero for the little guy with the guitar)

Happy 17th Dustin!
Even though you don't hear us
say it often enough know we're very proud of you.

Always choose to use your talents to honour
your heavenly Father...

It'll be exciting to see where He leads you!

Mom & Dad

Monday, August 11, 2008

Rainy Day Monday

Today... we were blessed with some much needed rain...

...what I really wanted to do was just stand outside
with my face to the rain and, just for a little while...
forget about all the cares and silly things on my "to do" list

But, since I didn't feel like re-drying my hair, (vanity? no.. lazy!),
I held back and opted to do some much needed baking
Ok, I'm
not sure I really needed these, but lately have been craving them!!

I was also craving the smell of fresh-from-the-oven multi-grain bread,
would have been so wonderful with some homemade soup...
but ended up with these and some homemade pizza instead

Sounds crazy... but I was disappointed in myself at the end of the day.

Next time....I WILL go stand out in the rain til I'm soaked to the bone
and maybe, if I'm lucky, there'll be a special someone home
to enjoy the moment with me :)

Thank you, Lord, for the rain!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Reno Update

Well, I know many of you have been patiently waiting for some
word on how our renos are coming along. It's been a long,
slow process - for a long time our attention was needed elsewhere
...on things that were much more important than two-by-fours,
bathroom fixtures and paint colours...

BUT ..
we're finally back at it!

So...where are we now???

- the bathroom is waiting for tiles and the final plumber visit
(Dustin has been using the shower although there is no door)

- some finishing work to do on the mudding throughout kit/DR

- the old ceiling has to be fixed and spiffied up for the texturing
(remember the old 'stipple' - that came off)

...then I can paint...the colours are waiting! YAYYY

- we took the plunge and tore out the old cupboards this week
even though the new ones aren't ready until September..
.. so I'll be learning to live with minimal dishes/accessories
and washing all the dishes by hand (no dishwasher after today)

getting ready to remove the old cupboards

temporary new location for a few of them

our "new" diningroom for the next several weeks

- we finally accepted the fact that there will be too many issues in
repairing the old floor and so the decision has been made to
tear out only one layer of subfloor (there are two, and who knows
how many floors have been put into this house over the years)'s a little hint

all these layers of flooring were underneath
our cupboards (5 visible)

anyway...that's all I can share for now
gotta go help do some demolition since dh's back is
not doing good - SCARY!!!